In the latest in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde is surprised after time away from home to find his ex-fiancé working as a governess at his family's castle, and he's determined to win her back.
With her usual wry sense of humor, Shakespearean references, delightful dialogue and highly heated love scenes, James creates an emotionally powerful romance destined for readers’ keeper shelves. Some may find the heroine’s apparent change of character distracting, while others will feel more connected to the woman at the end than the girl in the beginning. However, fans of James’ romance will not want to miss any of her memorable romances.
There’s an interesting mix of substance and fluff in this book—serious conversations about North’s experiences in war serve as a contrast to comic encounters with an irascible peacock. Although I’ve always enjoyed Ms. James’ sense of humor, it was the more serious, emotional moments that kept me interested in this book ... well worth a read, particularly if you’re interested in a light-hearted book to take your mind off things.
It was so angst free that I got bored. Oh, okay. The drama (what there was of it) is Diana insisting that she doesn’t want to marry North because she has no desire to ever be a duchess. That’s about it. They fall into bed regardless and North is positively entranced with her, but she’s like ‘we can do this, but I ain’t ever doing that.’ Complete honesty. Which is refreshing, but boring nonetheless. There was some really nice steamy moments between this couple, and I liked how they were with each other, I just could have used a bit more drama.